When ever you are logged in your self hosted WordPress blog you will notice that there is an admin bar at the top of the page, be it you dashboard or the blog. The WordPress admin bar is nice, but sometimes you need more options for it, such as showing it or not, adding links to it, changing its color, and more. In this post we’ve got a variety of amazing free admin bar plugins for WordPress, useful for everything from managing accounts to adding extra content.

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1. Toolbar Publish Button

A small UX improvement will keep Publish button within reach and retain the scrollbar position after saving in WordPress admin. Too often it turns out very inconvenient to scroll WordPress admin page back and forth in the quest for the big blue button to save latest changes. WordPress admin bar, so that it stays on site while you are scrolling your admin page.

Toolbar Publish Button

Toolbar Publish Button

2. Admin Bar Tools

The plugin adds a new tab in your admin bar with simple but useful indications and tools. Displays the number of queries in your page and the amount of time to generate the page. Displays php memory usage, php memory limit, and php version. Display WP_DEBUG state and error reporting value.

Admin Bar Tools

Admin Bar Tools

3. WP Admin No Show

This plugin will gives the site admin the ability to “blacklist” roles (subscriber, contributor, author, and/or editor) and will redirect all users assigned to any blacklisted roles when they try to access any wp-admin page (is_admin() is true). This plugin will also hide the admin bar for those users in WordPress. Admin users and any users belonging to any of the other WordPress roles that have not been blacklisted will continue to see and have access to the other sections.

WP Admin No Show

WP Admin No Show

4. Admin Bar Plugin Switcher

This plugin adds a menu in admin bar that enables toggling of activation status of plugins. It can be helpful to developers who want to quickly see something before and after plugin is activated. Note that it has no settings, just activate it and it works immediately for any user that has permission to activate/deactivate plugins.

Admin Bar Plugin Switcher

Admin Bar Plugin Switcher

5. AG Custom Admin

With this plugin you can easily customize WordPress admin panel, login page, admin menu, admin bar etc. in tiny details and apply free responsive admin themes. Hide or change admin bar items. Remove WordPress traces from admin bar. Brand it with custom colors. Change and remove existing and add custom admin menu items. Brand it with custom colors. Brand your admin panel pages with custom content, colors, images and text.

AG Custom Admin

AG Custom Admin

6. WP User Manager

Managing your members, creating front-end profiles and custom login and registration pages should be easy. With this plugin, it finally is. WP User Manager lets you create highly customization user profiles. You easily add custom user registration, login and password recovery forms to your WordPress website. WP User Manager is the best solution to manage your users.

WP User Manager

WP User Manager

7. WP Basic Tricks

This plugin allow you to manage admin bar to show or hide in front end, change the post autosave interval or disable and limit your post revisions or disable the feature. Hide admin bar for all users, Show admin bar for only admin, Remove wordpress generator meta tag, Disable post autosave or change autosave interval, Change limit for post revisions or disable post revision, Enable featured image in RSS Feeds and more.

WP Basic Tricks

WP Basic Tricks

8. Unobtrusive Admin Bar

When activated the plugin will make the admin bar hidden from sight for signed in users, but you can still have access to the features. Simply move the cursor to the top of your website and the admin bar will appear. Now you can keep the accessibility of the WordPress admin bar without compromising the appearance of your website.

Unobtrusive Admin Bar

Unobtrusive Admin Bar

9. Global Hide Admin Toolbar

This plugin add global options to hide front end admin bar or toolbar according to logged in user roles. To remove the back end use the included BRUTE FORCE PLUGIN. Features: Hide Frontend Toolbar for logged in users according to your own roles, Hide Your Profile “Show Toolbar when viewing site” on User Page, Settings Page with Plugin Options Control Panel, Compatible with bbPress and BuddyPress, Ready to phpBB Integration and more.

Global Hide Admin Toolbar

Global Hide Admin Toolbar

10. WP App Studio

WP App Studio allows you to build advanced sites in the form of WordPress plugins without writing a single line of PHP code. WP App Studio Plugin is the tool you use to design your plugin and send it for code generation. Create your own plugin and move on. WPAS creates custom plugins that do not have any dependencies to any other plugins, frameworks, can work stand-alone or extend each other. You can purchase plugin designs and create something new or modify them to make your own.

WP App Studio

WP App Studio